CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas --- More cruise ship passengers will
be able to visit St. Thomas when a four-year, $8 million
dock-strengthening project is completed this month.
The project's aim was to replace the dock's sheet metal and
steel construction with concrete and other materials strong enough
to support larger cruise ships.
Three such ships -- Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas, the
Carnival Triumph and the Carnival Legend -- arrive Sept. 30,
bringing almost 9,000 passengers to the island.
Additional upgrades to the dock area include installation of a
generator capable of powering the Havensight Mall when power
The mall is a popular retail facility at the pier.
To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].